The Style Hour with Shana Draugelis

Life, Listened

Style blogger Shana Draugelis of and family-life writer Meagan Francis dissect current fashion trends and give advice for making style personal, fun, and above all, wearable - for moms and anyone.

  • 46 minutes 7 seconds
    We Love Sweaters! The Style Hour, Episode 8

    One of the best things about the fall and winter season? It’s SWEATER WEATHER! But while they’re cozy, comfy, and versatile, sweaters can also be surprisingly difficult to wear well. Shana and Meagan discuss lengths and fabrics that flatter, how to pull off the sweater dress look, giving a big bulky sweater extra pizzazz, how to layer for extra warmth without adding too much bulk, how to pull off the half-tuck with a sweater, and that perennial topic – turtlenecks, yay or nay?

    We Love Sweaters | The Style Hour Episode 8

    Links we mentioned in Episode 8


    19 November 2015, 9:08 pm
  • 51 minutes 54 seconds
    Leggings ARE Pants (and How to Wear Them Now) Plus, Makeup Basics: The Style Hour, Episode 7

    Oh, leggings. Perhaps no trend has inspired as much controversy of late as these stretchy, comfy, versatile and increasingly stylish pants which, Meagan and Shana agree, ARE DEFINITELY PANTS. In episode 7 of The Style Hour, Shana and Meagan discuss those ever-evolving legging – what’s new, what’s hot now, how to wear them and what to pair them with – plus, Shana’s sister Scotti, a makeup artist and contributor at The Mom Edit, discusses makeup basics from foundation to primer to BB/CC cream to concealer and more. Listen now or scroll down for links and a video tutorial from Scotti!

    what to wear with leggings

    Links Meagan and Shana mentioned in Episode 7

    Scotti’s Foundation/Primer/Concealer Picks:

    Urban Decay Naked Foundation

    Amazing Concealer by Amazing Cosmetics

    Makeup Tutorial:

    Check out Scotti’s video on how to create instant cheekbones with contouring!

    10 November 2015, 10:04 pm
  • 38 minutes 32 seconds
    How To Wear White This Summer: The Style Hour, Episode 6

    White is so fresh, and clean, and summery. It can also be tricky to wear. In Episode 6 Meagan and Shana talk about some of the challenges to wearing white, and how to pull off the look this summer.

    Shana’s picks:

    Banana Republic white linen

    Meagan’s picks:

    • This white mesh tank from Fabletics. (A note from Meagan: I’ve been a Fabletics member for six or seven months now, own about a dozen pieces from their collection and really enjoy their stylish lineup of workout clothes and transitional pieces that are helping me pull off the ‘athletic wear all the time’ look. You don’t have to be a member to buy, but you get better deals on what are already very affordable clothes. If you decide to sign up, I’d love for you to use my referral link. Thanks!)
    • Here’s the white (very plunge-y, very bootylicious) Blue Life swimsuit Meagan has been eyeballing for weeks. (Hey guys, should I go for it?)



    And last but not least…Meagan promised to give herself a white manicure (color: Marshmallow by Essie) and post the results here. Here it is, admittedly rather messy…and, for good measure, with a matte coat on top. It’s a cool look…but Meagan stands by her argument that white matte nails TOTALLY look like dinner mints.

    dinner mints

    20 July 2015, 8:41 pm
  • 36 minutes 39 seconds
    Summer Looks For Guys: The Style Hour, Episode 5

    From slim shorts to man-jewelry, Shana and Meagan discuss updating your guy’s style in honor of Father’s Day.

    Here are Shana’s picks for guys this summer:




    For more options, The Mom Edit has a Men’s Shop – and be sure to check out their Father’s Day Gift Guide!

    18 June 2015, 6:39 pm
  • 36 minutes 29 seconds
    Making Summer Silhouettes Work For You – The Style Hour, Episode 4

    Do racerback tanks give you pause (bra straps!) Do you struggle with rocking sleeveless styles? Have you considered white flares, (one of Shana’s favorite looks for summer 2015)? Today Shana and Meagan discuss bra options for tricky tops and how to get over your racerback hangups ( Shana also discusses her favorite new look for summer 2015 – white denim flares. Meagan mostly just tries to keep up.

    Listen now, then check out Shana’s picks below!

    4 June 2015, 4:30 pm
  • 42 minutes 57 seconds
    Should Your Personal Style Change Over Time? The Style Hour Episode 3

    How does your personal style compare to what you wore a few years ago? Is “your style” something that’s just always, well, YOU, or does – and should! – it adapt, change and evolve over time? In this episode of The Style Hour, Meagan and Shana discuss some of Shana’s reader comments about her changing style, why and how she’s evolved over the years, and why stepping outside of your style comfort zone can be rewarding.

    21 May 2015, 2:39 pm
  • 57 minutes 51 seconds
    It’s Time For Summer Dresses! The Style Hour Episode 2


    An easy little sundress is Meagan’s summer uniform, but she’s got some questions for Shana today: what dress styles are in (and which are getting tired?) What’s the most flattering cut for a mom’s body? How to jazz up a simple dress to take it beyond the beach? As usual, Shana’s got answers! Listen on for tips to inspire your summer dress collection (and beyond.)

    Picks from today’s show:

    Other malarky from the show:

    Ladies, take it from 13-year-old Meagan: there are good rompers and bad rompers. (But Meagan did manage to find a good one at Target! In 2015, not 1990.)

    photo (54)How NOT to wear a romper. Unless it’s 1990.
    6 May 2015, 8:51 pm
  • 57 minutes 45 seconds
    Dressing Your Age (Is There Such A Thing?) – The Style Hour Episode 1


    In this episode Shana and Meagan discuss jumpsuits and rompers, swimsuit styles that really flatter a mom body (Shana’s opinion? Show them cheeks. Her husband Mike agrees), and the return of styles that were big when 30-somethings were adolescents. Yes, that includes overalls.

    Meagan cops to considering this Modcloth jumpsuit. Shana says “mehhh…” to the print on that one, but “yay!” to this sexy, bright number and this sleek black jumpsuit with cutouts. She also claims that skinny-leg overalls are totally flattering and not too “Lisa Left-Eye Lopez” 90s. What do you think?

    All in all, they spend a lot of time in this episode talking about Meagan’s butt, and at one point Meagan has to take her pants off mid-episode to check the label. But really, this one’s all about dressing gracefully and stylishly as you get older – while still looking like YOU. Enjoy!



    15 April 2015, 9:58 pm
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